King James Bible

Youngs Literal Translation

36:1 Elihu also proceeded, and said, And Elihu addeth and saith: --
36:2 Suffer me a little, and I will shew thee that I have yet to speak on God's behalf. Honour me a little, and I shew thee, That yet for God `are' words.
36:3 I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker. I lift up my knowledge from afar, And to my Maker I ascribe righteousness.
36:4 For truly my words shall not be false: he that is perfect in knowledge is with thee. For, truly, my words `are' not false, The perfect in knowledge `is' with thee.
36:5 Behold, God is mighty, and despiseth not any: he is mighty in strength and wisdom. Lo, God `is' mighty, and despiseth not, Mighty `in' power `and' heart.
36:6 He preserveth not the life of the wicked: but giveth right to the poor. He reviveth not the wicked, And the judgment of the poor appointeth;
36:7 He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous: but with kings are they on the throne; yea, he doth establish them for ever, and they are exalted. He withdraweth not from the righteous His eyes, And `from' kings on the throne, And causeth them to sit for ever, and they are high,
36:8 And if they be bound in fetters, and be holden in cords of affliction; And if prisoners in fetters They are captured with cords of affliction,
36:9 Then he sheweth them their work, and their transgressions that they have exceeded. Then He declareth to them their work, And their transgressions, Because they have become mighty,
36:10 He openeth also their ear to discipline, and commandeth that they return from iniquity. And He uncovereth their ear for instruction, And saith that they turn back from iniquity.
36:11 If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures. If they do hear and serve, They complete their days in good, And their years in pleasantness.
36:12 But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall die without knowledge. And if they do not hearken, By the dart they pass away, And expire without knowledge.
36:13 But the hypocrites in heart heap up wrath: they cry not when he bindeth them. And the profane in heart set the face, They cry not when He hath bound them.
36:14 They die in youth, and their life is among the unclean. Their soul dieth in youth, And their life among the defiled.
36:15 He delivereth the poor in his affliction, and openeth their ears in oppression. He draweth out the afflicted in his affliction, And uncovereth in oppression their ear.
36:16 Even so would he have removed thee out of the strait into a broad place, where there is no straitness; and that which should be set on thy table should be full of fatness. And also He moved thee from a strait place, `To' a broad place -- no straitness under it, And the sitting beyond of thy table Hath been full of fatness.
36:17 But thou hast fulfilled the judgment of the wicked: judgment and justice take hold on thee. And the judgment of the wicked thou hast fulfilled, Judgment and justice are upheld -- because of fury,
36:18 Because there is wrath, beware lest he take thee away with his stroke: then a great ransom cannot deliver thee. Lest He move thee with a stroke, And the abundance of an atonement turn thee not aside.
36:19 Will he esteem thy riches? no, not gold, nor all the forces of strength. Doth He value thy riches? He hath gold, and all the forces of power.
36:20 Desire not the night, when people are cut off in their place. Desire not the night, For the going up of peoples in their stead.
36:21 Take heed, regard not iniquity: for this hast thou chosen rather than affliction. Take heed -- do not turn unto iniquity, For on this thou hast fixed Rather than `on' affliction.
36:22 Behold, God exalteth by his power: who teacheth like him? Lo, God doth sit on high by His power, Who `is' like Him -- a teacher?
36:23 Who hath enjoined him his way? or who can say, Thou hast wrought iniquity? Who hath appointed unto Him his way? And who said, `Thou hast done iniquity?'
36:24 Remember that thou magnify his work, which men behold. Remember that thou magnify His work That men have beheld.
36:25 Every man may see it; man may behold it afar off. All men have looked on it, Man looketh attentively from afar.
36:26 Behold, God is great, and we know him not, neither can the number of his years be searched out. Lo, God `is' high, And we know not the number of His years, Yea, there `is' no searching.
36:27 For he maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapour thereof: When He doth diminish droppings of the waters, They refine rain according to its vapour,
36:28 Which the clouds do drop and distil upon man abundantly. Which clouds do drop, They distil on man abundantly.
36:29 Also can any understand the spreadings of the clouds, or the noise of his tabernacle? Yea, doth `any' understand The spreadings out of a cloud? The noises of His tabernacle?
36:30 Behold, he spreadeth his light upon it, and covereth the bottom of the sea. Lo, He hath spread over it His light, And the roots of the sea He hath covered,
36:31 For by them judgeth he the people; he giveth meat in abundance. For by them He doth judge peoples, He giveth food in abundance.
36:32 With clouds he covereth the light; and commandeth it not to shine by the cloud that cometh betwixt. By two palms He hath covered the light, And layeth a charge over it in meeting,
36:33 The noise thereof sheweth concerning it, the cattle also concerning the vapour. He sheweth by it `to' his friend substance, Anger against perversity.